With the 2022-2023 school year around the corner, you may need to designate a spot in your home in which your kids can complete their homework and school projects. The kitchen table may not cut it when the family is busy cooking, cleaning, and being otherwise distracting.
Here are some tips to help you create the ideal homework corner for your kids this fall.
A homework corner doesn’t need to be in your kids’ bedrooms. In fact, designating a space away from distractions like toys and video games may be best. You can get creative instead! Do you have an extra closet that could be turned into a study space? Do you have a space where you can install a workbench and add stools? Perhaps your basement could use a little TLC to be used as a homework space. If you have a home office in your house, you may even consider adding smaller desks for your kids to work alongside you.
Next, consider storage. This space can be used to store all of your kids’ school supplies, backpack, lunch box, and other school-related materials. Cubbies, a storage bench, a small desk with drawers, or a desk with overhead storage space will do the trick. Help your child keep their storage space organized with labels!
Lighting is key when it comes to working on an electronic screen or on paper. To add some sparkle, hang fairy lights in your child’s homework corner. Or, use colored lightbulbs in a few lamps for a dimmer but colorful space. A homework corner with a window will add natural light, so consider this when you choose a location as well.
Writing tools include pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, and whatever else your child may need to complete homework assignments and school projects. However, these aren’t the only kinds of writing tools to include in your child’s homework corner. For visual learning, consider hanging up a white board or a chalkboard so your child can write out words, math equations, and more!
Finally, be sure the homework corner you set up has access to an outlet so your child can use required electronics to complete their assignments and projects. Be sure cords are stored safely, too.
Be sure to include your child in the creation of their homework corner! This way, they’ll be more inclined to utilize the space you designed as a team.